Michael Cross

About Michael Cross

I enjoy visiting client businesses to gain a deeper insight into how their businesses operate. Doing so has often provided critical information that has proven key to getting great results for clients.
9 12, 2019

You Want To Scrape My What?!?! Public LinkedIn User Profile Data Can Be Gathered And Used By Third Parties

2019-12-18T19:01:39+00:00December 9th, 2019|Litigation Articles|

Who controls access to user data available online such as LinkedIn profiles? In hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp. the Ninth Circuit recently addressed this question, holding that LinkedIn does not have the right to control access to data publicly available on its website.

HiQ Labs provides “people analytics” to employers by “scraping” data from individuals’ public LinkedIn profiles. Scraping can be Continue Reading

11 10, 2019

The Enhanced Civil Remedy that Every Litigator Needs to Know About

2019-12-18T20:58:56+00:00October 11th, 2019|Litigation Articles|

Every litigator should be aware of an enhanced civil remedy under one of California’s theft statutes, Penal Code section 496(c), which entitles parties to treble damages and attorney’s fees for any violation under that section.  The Court of Appeal provided a detailed overview of this remedy in Switzer v. Wood, 35 Cal. App. 5th 116, 247 Cal. Rptr. 3d 114 (2019), Continue Reading